Johnny Jackson, former legislator and councilman, dies

By Allen Johnson Contributing Writer Johnny Jackson Jr., 74, the former New Orleans city councilman, state legislator, and Ninth Ward leader who died last week,

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Political conspiracy to unseat HEAL director continues

By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer For more than a year, a group of state elected officials have been running a concerted campaign to kick Jacob

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Brother of local artist Big Freedia slain
Adam Ross, the 35-year-old brother of New Orleans bounce recording artist Big Freedia, was slain in Central City Wednesday night.
SUS president, others seek public’s help to avoid higher education cuts
The president of the Southern University System has written an open letter with reaction to Gov. John Bel Edwards proposed potential $1 billion cut to Louisiana’s higher education budget and ...
City of New Orleans celebrates Third Annual Allen Toussaint Day
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Composer, producer and performer Allen Toussaint passed away in 2015, having changed the world and its appreciation for New Orleans music. Since the first anniversary of ...
New Orleans non-profit unites shared cultures for good cause
By Jade Myers Contributing Writer On January 13, rhythm met cuisine for the inaugural Les Enfants d’Abord’s Fête d’ Hiver, which brought together Senegalese and New Orleans cultures to raise money for ...
Shepherd’s mission: Department dedicated to re-entry of ex-cons
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Media coverage decried former State Senator-turned-ex-con Derrick Shepherd attending a transition meeting with Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell at a local church. Subsequent speculation arose as to ...
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CAC welcomes New York-based dance company
[caption id="attachment_27616" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Urban Bush Women[/caption] By Jade Myers Contributing Writer New York-based dance company Urban Bush Women have returned to New Orleans, celebrating nearly 30 years of collaboration ...
Three-year-old Sofia Magdalena stands outside Einstein Charter Schools with her mother at a protest in favor of providing yellow bus service. Her brother attends one of Einstein's elementary schools.
Parents, protesters picket Einstein Charter Schools over lack of busing
By Marta Jewson The Lens A woman holding a sign along Michoud Boulevard on Tuesday morning raised a question that would worry many parents of school-age children: “Why do I have to ...
Mayor-elect Cantrell unveils transition advisory board
On Wednesday of last week, Mayor-elect Latoya Cantrell, the City of New Orleans’ first female mayor and the first “outsider” elected to lead the city in several decades, introduced members ...

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